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Teaching Cultural Humility in Healthcare with the First Nations Health Authority

Sep 11, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

How would it feel to be dismissed, ridiculed and rejected when you’re sick and in need of medical attention? How would it feel if the pain you felt was ridiculed and reduced to a mere act that you were putting on? What if the people inflicting this on you are the exact health care practitioners that are supposed to be treating you with dignity and respect? This is a reality that our client, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has to deal with on a daily basis.

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Back to Basics: Building for a Human Experience

Aug 15, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

If I sat you down in front of a bunch of colourful, wooden blocks, what would you do? Chances are, you’d play. You’d build up and build out, you’d try to balance and brace. Some of you might even start playing with counterweights or foundations. And, most likely, you’d do most of it without thinking.

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Gerri Sinclair Award Winners on Building a Mixed Reality Concert Experience

Apr 24, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

Centre for Digital Media’s Gerri Sinclair Award for Innovation in Digital Media is awarded every year to recognize a student or group of students in the MDM Program who created a digital media product or innovation that has great potential either as a commercial digital media product...

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Games for Good: MDM Students Build Serious Games

Apr 3, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

This semester three MDM student projects are using games or gamified technology to teach healthy behavioral changes in response to three very different problems industry clients posed to them. The three teams: The Goal Diggers, Viva la Vida, and the Brain Bros—while given different problems and briefed by very different clients—all decided to solve their clients’ problems by building digital, gamified solutions.

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Students Pitch Personalized Experiences at CBC Hackathon

Mar 21, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

The CBC hosted their annual hackathon at the beginning of February, which was focused around the theme of content personalization, with an aim at improving relationships with their audiences. Back in December, three teams from MDM Cohort 13 submitted their proposals and two were selected to participate in the hackathon.

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MDM Students Create Ancient VR City with UBC Archeology

Feb 13, 2019 By Crissy Campbell

A team of MDM students are working to create an ancient VR city this semester. Working with UBC’s department of Archeology and KAMBE, the team has been tasked with creating a completely new type of archeological experience. By combining existing remote sensing technologies and geophysics with immersive technologies, the team wants to give users a sense of what it was like to live in Late Bronze Age Cyprus.

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MDM Students Win Student UX Award at the Vancouver User Experience Awards

Dec 6, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

A team of MDM students won the student award at the Vancouver User Experience Awards last Thursday. Team Accenture, which includes Alyzah Kaharin , Charity Principe , Rex Shi , Joseph Coombes , Mengxuan (Amy) Li and So Jeong Bae , won for an augmented reality training app they built...

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MDM Venture Internship Creates AR For Live Events

Nov 22, 2018 By Crissy Campbell

Cell phones at concerts and other live events are unavoidable, everyone uses them. Is there a way to leverage concert-goers’ cell phones to help enhance the event and give them access to more engaging experiences? This is what two MDM students, Marina Bertoldi and Julie Puech, are...

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